In his first press conference after the midterms, President Trump repeated his claim that he cannot release his tax returns even with Democrats controlling the House. Here’s why.

NEW YORK — Lawyers for President Donald Trump on Friday stepped up their fight to shield his tax returns from a New York prosecutor, arguing that a sitting president has “absolute immunity” from criminal investigations.

Citing the U.S. Constitution’s text, history, structure, and legal precedents, the attorneys argued that any alleged wrongdoing by sitting presidents may only be addressed through the federal…

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